Tip about child pornography leads detectives to San Carlos home

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A San Carlos man was arrested Wednesday on allegations he possessed and distributed child pornography, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives with the sheriff’s office received a tip about the illegal images and traced the IP address of those images to a home in the 300 block of Laurel Street, the sheriff’s office said.

On Wednesday, detectives executed a search warrant on the home and arrested Richard Hartman, 45.

The incident appears to be isolated, but, the sheriff’s office added, “anyone with information about Hartman or any related incidents is encouraged to speak with Detective Paterson (650-363-4008 kpaterson@smcgov.org) or Detective Sergeant Cang (650-363-4008 jcang@smcgov.org).”